Here are examples of different scaling parameters available in the Publish settings. You can also add these parameters directly in the html (<param name="scale" value="noscale"). All the examples replace the actual Flash dimensions with 100% for both width and height (width="100%" height="100%"). These examples use the old <object> and <embed> to illustrate the different ways to scale Flash. Once you understand how it works Iíd recommend that you use swfobject to place the Flash in your final project.
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"exactFit" scales the file to fit exactly within the confines of the screen, irregardless if the movie becomes consequently distorted. The original aspect ratio is not maintained. So round things are not round and squares are not square.
"noBorder" causes the movie to be scaled to what ever dimensions are needed to have no border surrounding the movie within the player, which consequently could result in some of the movie being cut off from view. In other words, the movie will maintain the original aspect ratio and will fill the screen completely. But if the movie has to be streched wider to fill both sides of the screen, it will also stretch taller, but then some of the top and the bottom of the movie may be cut off from view.
"showAll" scales the movie to the size of the screen (which could cause pixelation if the file contains raster information), the difference between showAll and exactFit is that showAll mantains initial movie size proportions. Because it maintains the original aspect ratio, there can be space to the sides or the top and bottom. But everything always shows and they are not distorted. But notice the photo in the center, it becomes pixilated at larger screen resolutions.
The trickiest part of trying to go full screen is that itís difficult to make the Flash wider without making it taller also, that is, to maintain the correct proportions or aspect ratio of everything on the stage. These methods are just simple scaling accomplished with html. There are also methods to dynamically scale the stage and itís elements using ActionscriptÖ but thatís a much more complex undertaking.
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I'm aware of those scales I've used all of them, you did explain few things I didn't know about few of them.
So now I'm trying to use exactfit which is what I'm looking for, I went on the link you gave me and used your code just to try it out, changed the swf name accordingly but I still couldn't get it to do what it needs.
Could the problem rely in export settings of the swf I'm working on?
In the HTML tab I set width and height to 100%, and the scale to exacfit before extracting it. What am I doing wrong?
I found the problem, it was in the program I was using SwishMax4. I'm not sure why, but I tried the same thing with Adobe Flash CS5 and it worked flawlessly. I'm gonna still leave the other info if you don't mind helping me figure out why it's doing this.